These forms are specifically for College of Arts and Sciences students. If you have any questions on completing or submitting any of these forms, please contact (813) 974-6957.
Declaration of Major Process
Declaration/Change of Major
This process is available online. With this form, you can request to declare or change your CAS major.
Declaration of Major and Other Important info for Former Student Returning
When you return to USF, you will not be required to attend orientation. However, you are responsible for learning any new USF Policy and Procedures which may have been added or changed since you last attended. Be sure to read over the information on this link carefully before officially declaring your major.
Leaving or Dropping Your CAS Major
If you are interested in changing your major to another College (i.e. The Arts, Business, Behavioral & Community Sciences, Education, Engineering, Nursing, or Public Health) there is no need to notify CAS.
Students are allowed to take a maximum number of 18 credit hours per semester in the fall and spring and 14 credit hours in the summer. If you wish to go over that amount of credit hours, you will need to complete this online form.
Sometimes courses may have times that overlap and OASIS will not let you register for them. Only in rare circumstances will USF permit students to register for courses that are scheduled to meet at the same time or overlapping times. Examples can include:
- 2 courses required for graduation, last semester for the student, and one starts at the same time as the other one ends
- 1 course has a required common exam time which students only need to attend 4 or fewer times throughout the semester
To request a time conflict exception, you will need to complete the above online form. Time Conflict forms cannot be submitted prior to registration or after registration is over.
Time Conflict requests must be processed through the college with professor approval. Response time to your request will vary based on the availability of faculty member. If you have not received a response in 1 week (5 business days), then it is recommended that you follow up with the faculty members for their feedback.
Transient Form (thru floridashines.org)
USF Students who take courses at another accredited institution of higher learning are considered "Transient" students. To receive approval and confirmation of how those courses will transfer back to USF, you will need to complete the online Florida Shines Transient form. USF students are expected to complete their coursework at USF. Students who wish to request to take courses at another institution must submit the online Transient form prior to registering for courses at another institution. Students should use the comment section of the online form to explain the purpose of taking coursework at another institution. To be eligible for approval, the courses you are requesting to take at another institution must meet the following criteria:
- Course(s) must be necessary for graduation in current declared major. This can include courses which are prerequisite courses necessary to take other major required courses. -and-
- Either: (a) Course(s) are not available at USF and are academically necessary to be taken this semester. This can include courses not offered at USF this semester, courses which are full at USF this semester, or courses which overlap with another required course. -or-(b) Student has an uncontrollable, necessary, and documentable reason which prevents the student from being available to take courses at USF.
Graduation Verification Letter Request Form
This form is to request an official letter stating that you have completed or are about to complete all requirements for graduation. This is ONLY for undergraduate students. If you are a graduate student, please contact your department for a letter. Please note that if you're looking for a letter that states you have completed graduation requirements please submit this request after final grades have posted in OASIS.
If you wish to take a course in exchange for an "S" (Satisfactory) or "U" (Unsatisfactory) grade. It is considered an agreement between you and the professor and does not need to be submitted to any university office. Simply have the professor sign and make a copy for each other. "S/U" grading does not affect your GPA at all, however, understand that an S/U grade will not satisfy the following requirements:
- Gordon Rule
- General Education Course Requirements
- USF's BA Foreign Language Requirement
Check with your advisor to find out whether certain classes can be taken "S/U". This form is available in the department offering the course.
Undergraduate Student Grievance Procedures
In cases where you and your professor have some sort of disagreement and you wish to complain, there is a series of steps you should follow. This form will outline the steps to guide your way.